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Building to Prosperity Glossary

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Prosperity Includes money, possessions, opportunities available, your health and wellness, how others treat you, and the freedom to make your own decisions.
Poverty Someone is in poverty when they are regularly unable to afford the goods and services needed to maintain an adequate standard of living. The US government determines a family’s poverty status by comparing the family’s annual income to predetermined thresholds that depend on the family’s size and composition.
Social Safety Net Assistance programs that provide either cash assistance or in-kind benefits to individuals and families from any governmental entity.

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